Our volunteer tutors are the heart of our program. Becoming a tutor will enable you to make a profound difference in a person’s life.
Our literacy tutors help adult students with reading, writing, and English acquisition skills for one hour per week. Volunteers should be prepared to make a full-year commitment to the program, technology skills are a plus. Training will consist of orientation with the program manager to discuss availability and student preferences, virtual or in-person preparation, and studying the literacy tutor training books/materials.
*Some of our matches are meeting virtually on platforms such as Zoom, WhatsApp, or FaceTime. These meetings, along with emails and phone calls, are all considered instructional time.
Volunteer Information Session
If you’d like to learn more about becoming a Literacy Volunteer before committing to the full training, you can attend a volunteer information session. This workshop will serve as a brief introduction to our organization. There will be a presentation of organizational information, volunteer responsibilities and Q&A.
Literacy Volunteer Information Sessions
|Timbrook||Tuesday, March 8, 2022||12pm-3pm|
|Rustburg||Wednesday, March 30, 2022||12pm-3pm|
|Altavista||Tuesday, April 5, 2022||12pm-3pm|
|Brookneal||Tuesday, April 19, 2022||12pm-3pm|
Tutor Orientation/Training Sessions
Out literacy volunteer tutor orientation and training sessions occur several times throughout the year. This session includes information about our organization, policies, and procedures. The sessions includes learning information and strategies about tutoring both basic literacy and English language learners. New tutors will be provided with a tutor training manual, literature, and materials to study.
We have in-person and virtual options for tutor training sessions.
*Contact us to find out more dates for tutor information sessions as well as tutor training sessions throughout the year.